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Week in Herndon

Two Theater Classics Coming to Herndon

Closing a four-week summer theater camp, theater students from Herndon and Westfield High Schools are ready to display their combined talents in two performances to be held at Herndon Middle School.

Westfield teacher Scott Pafumi will direct the Shakesperean comedy Twelfth Night, while Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by John Whapman, head of the drama department at Herndon High.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be held on Thursday, 21 and Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat will be also presented twice, Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m.

All performances are open to the public and will be held in the main auditorium at Herndon Middle School. General admission is $7, with a discounted rate of $5 for seniors and students.

Herndon Festival Recognized

The Herndon Festival was selected by readers of Families Magazine, a regional publication for the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, as the top "Festival or Celebration for Families."

Readers were asked to vote on what they like best about the Washington area and the results were published in "The Best for Families 2005" listing in the July issue of Families Magazine. In addition, two other events produced by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department were mentioned — the Herndon Folk Festival and the Summer Concert Series. This recognition speaks highly to the dedication of the many civic and community organizations, the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, the Festival Executive Committee and many other Town departments who do an outstanding job to ensure a highly successful festival.

The Herndon Festival is a four-day event featuring national-level entertainment on three different stages, a carnival, fireworks, children's hands-on art area, arts and crafts show, business expo, 10K/5K race and fitness expo, K-9 2K dog walk, and a wide variety of food vendors. The 2005 Herndon Festival had an estimated attendance of 83,000.

For more information about the Herndon Festival and other programs offered by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, please call 703-787-7300 or visit www.herndonfestival.net or www.herndon-va.gov.

Citizen Police Academy

The 11th session of the Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 31. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. until Nov. 16. The academy is held at the Herndon Police Station.

Participants will be given instruction in: Community Policing, Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Police K-9, Forensics and Evidence Collection and other topics. There will also be tours of the Adult Detention Center, a trip to the firing range, and ride-along opportunities. The class is limited to the first 20 students. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and need not live in the Town of Herndon, however Town residents receive first consideration to attend. For more information contact Senior Police Officer Dexter Morgan at 703-435-6881, ext. 294, or dexter.morgan@herndon-va.gov.

Local Historian to Speak

Chuck Mauro, author of "Herndon: A Town and Its History" and "Herndon: A History in Images," will make a presentation about Herndon during the Civil War at Sully Plantation's Civil War Days on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m.

Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4 for Seniors and Children. For further information please contact Sully Plantation at 703 437-1794.

Jimmy's Annual Summer Golf Tourney

Set for Monday, Aug. 8, Jimmy's 8th Annual Summer Golf Tournament benefits the Herndon Council for the Arts and is played on the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. For more information and a registration form visit, JimmysTavern.com.

Gas Line Relocation

Gas line relocation in advance of an upcoming Town project will require the closure of Monroe Street, from Park Avenue to Pine Street, until approximately the end of July. The closure will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only local traffic will be allowed on the affected portion of Monroe Street. Detours will be designated. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays. Parking on Pine Street will be affected for a short time as well. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 703-435-6856 or 703-435-6860.

Town Calendar

Thursday, July 21

Farmer's Market.

Farmer's Market fun days, 10:30 a.m.

Summer concert, town green, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22

Friday Night Live, Town Green, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Monday, July 25, 6 p.m.

Planning Commission zoning rewrite